Councillors and the Mayor play a crucial role in the key decisions that affect and shape our city.
From important funding decisions to setting the overall direction our city takes, our 10 Councillors and Mayor are critical players in creating the kind of city we all want to live and work in.
If you are passionate about developing Council policies that will help Porirua meet the challenges its facing, and representing our city and its people, then you could be the right person to stand for Council.
Find out everything you need to know about standing for Council by reading our Candidate Information Handbook (PDF 1.88MB)
In order to stand for election and candidate needs to be:
You can nominate a candidate for the following positions:
At the Local Elections Candidates stand for the following Council positions in our three Electoral Wards:
To stand for election you must be nominated by two people who are registered on the electoral roll within the ward you are standing.
You can also get hold of nomination papers in a number of ways:
To help candidates navigate the rules around donations, the New Zealand Society of Local Government managers have prepared some simple advice.
Additional information on standing for Council can be found in our 2019 Candidate Information Handbook on our website towards the top of this page.
Please feel free to contact us if you need more information:
Lynlee Baily, Manager Democratic Services/Deputy Electoral Officer
Phone (04) 237 5089
Dale Ofsoske, Electoral Officer
Independent Election Services Ltd
Phone 0800 922 822Email email@example.com